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What colour bobbin thread should I use for machine embroidery

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To sew or embroider, two thread feeds are needed to create stitches- bobbin thread and upper thread.

Does this mean that you need to use the same bobbin thread as the top thread?

No, it doesn't!

Recommended read: What is bobbin thread used for

Your bobbin thread should not show on the top of your embroidery design. If it does, you need to do some troubleshooting.

The most common bobbin thread colours and black and white.

Use white bobbin thread when the design consists of light colours and use black bobbin thread when the design consists of dark colours. 2/3 of the backstitching should be your upper thread.

There are some circumstances when you might want to use a coloured bobbin thread. This might be to match the material you're embroidering but is mostly for FSL designs. These designs stand on their own, and both the front and back of the design are meant to look nice.


Recommended read: How to wind and install the bobbin
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